Saturday, May 21, 2022

Tag: biodiversity

Wildfires can reduce biodiversity—can biodiversity be used to reduce wildfires?

A biodiversity experiment in Australia showed animal species can help reduce flammable leaf litter by 24 percent.

Linked dangers to civilization

Many of the serious dangers that we face today can be addressed by reforming our economic systems.

We ignore thousands of threatened plant species at our own peril

Kokia drynarioides is a small but significant flowering tree endemic to Hawaii’s dry forests. Native Hawaiians used its large, scarlet flowers to...

Biodiversity can help coral reefs survive in current climate crisis

Coral reefs, often referred to as “the rainforests of the seas,” are currently facing a variety of threats from ocean warming and...

How Indigenous peoples won a landmark victory protecting the Amazon from...

The Waorani people of Ecuador won a historic lawsuit to save their homes – and the planet – from destruction.

Indigenous peoples go to court to save the Amazon from oil...

Historic lawsuit launched by the Waorani people of Ecuador to save their homes – and our planet – from destruction.

‘Terrifying’: Rapid loss of biodiversity placing global food supplies at risk...

"This should be at the top of every news bulletin and every government's agenda around the world."

Google searches reveal public interest in conservation is rising

Public interest in both conservation and climate change seems to be rising, a new study has found.

New study analyzes biggest threats to Southeast Asian biodiversity

Southeast Asia is a global biodiversity hotspot – but with about 4 billion people living in the region, the pressures on that biodiversity are severe.

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The Buffalo massacre and the mainstreaming of the Great Replacement Theory

Like an untreated wound, the Great Replacement Theory is being allowed to fester and is poisoning minds.

Analysis: 26 US billionaires paid average tax rate of just 4.8% in recent years

"When you include their untaxed wealth growth in the calculation, many billionaires pay almost nothing," said Frank Clemente of Americans for Tax Fairness.

Movements are vying for political power — is ‘co-governance’ the answer?

As the left increasingly focuses on electoral politics, a new framework is emerging for how candidates who win should partner with social movements.

Exxon doubles down on ‘advanced recycling’ claims that yield few results

The petroleum company is under investigation for misleading the public while exacerbating the global plastic pollution crisis.

Does Flint, Michigan, have clean water yet? The answer is complicated.

Even if the city has clean water, many people still struggle to accept that they’re being told the truth this time.